• "Alta Mora" Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      “Alta Mora” Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      Here comes one of the most beautiful interpretations of the white grape variety Carricante. Fresh, dynamic wine from Etna with a multi-faceted bouquet of citrus, white peach, yeast and smoke. Cool grapefruit, taut acidity and impressive mineral notes in the dry finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling, bright straw yellow. Opened with delicate honey notes, some banana, in the background after flintstone. Juicy and round at base and final, fine citrus fruit, clear on the final." Falstaff

      "Delicately scented, this has aromas of yellow spring wildflower and white stone fruit. Light bodied and racy, the palate offers Meyer lemon, yellow apple and saline alongside crisp acidity that lends tension." Wine Enthusiast

      "A dense white with cooked apple and papaya and some floral and dried-peach undertones. It’s full-bodied with gorgeous fruit and intensity. Really flavorful with a pleasing, chalky and minerally undertone and texture." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:90 points
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,36
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Food Recommendations: summer salad with tuna, cherry tomatoes, capers and olive oil
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19080719 · 0,75 l · 18,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,90 €
    • Etna Bianco DOC 2019

      Etna Bianco DOC 2019

      Beautiful, single-varietal white from Carricante of Planeta's Etna-Dependance. A youthfully exuberant growth full of freshness, energy and minerality. Grown in exclusive conditions on volcanic soils and at altitudes of 870 meters, this wine prepares an exceptional pleasure. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A tangy, fruity white with stone, apple and white-pineapple character. Some parsley. It’s medium to full body with attractive fruit and mineral undertones on the palate." James Suckling

      "Wild herb, cedar, citrus and Spanish broom aromas shape the enticing nose. Savory and elegant, the racy palate delivers ripe apple, Bartlett pear, Meyer lemon and thyme. Vibrant acidity and saline mineral notes lend compelling tension." Wine Enthusiast

      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: barrique and stainless steel
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,15 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,49 g/l
      • Sulfite: 97 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,33
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19041419 · 0,75 l · 20,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      15,50 €
    • "Buonora" Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      “Buonora” Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      Fragrance of lemon, white flowers and broken stone. Desire for more. Also in the mouth the southern drop of Etna is not disappointing. A lively acidity and a long mineral finish make this white wine a perfect food companion. Structural elegance and pure white class of Etna. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A bright, pretty white with crushed lemon-rind, green-apple, almond and lemon aromas and flavors. It’s medium-bodied with attractive fruit and a long, lively finish." James Suckling

      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 4 months stainless steel on the fine yeast
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,05 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,25
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19030919 · 0,75 l · 20,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      15,50 €
    • Etna Bianco DOC 2019

      Etna Bianco DOC 2019

      Elegant, exotic-looking Etna Bianco with wonderfully wide aromas of tropical fruits, flowers and peach. Beautifully juicy, balanced and long on the palate. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Pale greenish yellow. Inviting nose with subtle aromatic notes of jasmine blossom and peach. Round and very juicy at the beginning and the end, also there a lot of green peach, long finish." Falstaff

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Falstaff:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: au naturel
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,75 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 112 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,38
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19230119 · 0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      15,90 €
    • "Pietradolce" Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      “Pietradolce” Bianco Etna DOC 2019

      Beautiful white from Carricante that captures the energy of Etna and reflects its essence. Yellow stone fruit, mint, floral and spice aromas on the nose. Complex on the palate, full fruit and subtle minerality on the palate. Racy and sophisticated. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Made with Carricante grapes grown at 2,625 feet above sea level on the slopes of Mount Etna, this savory, vibrant white opens with delicate, enticing scents of Spanish broom, white stone fruit and a whiff of almond. On the racy, elegant palate, crisp acidity accompanies ripe yellow pear, Meyer lemon, oyster shell and tangy saline." Wine Enthusiast

      "A very attractive Etna white with sliced-lemon, green-apple, crushed-stone and lime aromas and flavors. It’s full and tight on the palate with vivid acidity to the creamy texture. Some mineral and stone." James Suckling

      • Veronelli :92 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 4,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 75 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,36
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19220219 · 0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      15,90 €
    • "Sul Vulcano" Bianco Etna DOC 2018

      “Sul Vulcano” Bianco Etna DOC 2018

      With the Sul Vulcano line, Donnafugata's impressive declaration of love for the currently most popular wine hotspot Etna began. Straw yellow with golden reflections. Bouquet of white flowers and herbal and citrus notes. On the palate it is full, fresh and spicy and closes with impressive freshness, elegance and an exciting mineral vein. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Veronelli :91 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: au naturel
      • Expansion: 10 months 50/50 stainless steel/barrique
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 6,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,00 g/l
      • ph-Value: 3,32
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19111318 · 0,75 l · 26,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,50 €
    • "Carjcanti" Carricante Terre Siciliane IGT 2017 (BIO)

      “Carjcanti” Carricante Terre Siciliane IGT 2017 (BIO)

      Applause deserves the Carjcanti from own vineyards of the Etna. Yellow, with green reflexes. The bouquet reminds of apple, pineapple, brown butter and cinnamon, very aromatic at the palate, long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Smells like fruit cocktail with pears, pineapple, green melon and some fruit candy and honey. Fresh and tight on the palate with bright, zesty lemon and fresh-pineapple flavors and a touch of bitter grapefruit on the long, tight and fresh finish. Delicious carricante, keeping the interest level high throughout." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 12 months tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-014
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19160217 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • Etna Bianco DOC 2019

      Etna Bianco DOC 2019

      Etna Bianco is made from the native vine Carricante. A bewitching blend of fruit, minerals and roasted nuts, with a fresh, round taste, good acidity and a delicate sweetness in the aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel tank
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,15 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,60 g/l
      • Sulfite: 122 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,12
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19130219 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • "Eruzione 1614" Carricante Sicilia DOC 2018

      “Eruzione 1614” Carricante Sicilia DOC 2018

      In the history of Etna, the eruption of 1614 is legendary, because it lasted ten years and is thus the longest recorded eruption of the still active volcano. A very impressive and fitting name for Planeta's Etna series of equally impressive wines.

      Carricante from Planeta's Etna winery is an exceptional growth full of freshness, energy and minerality. Under exclusive conditions, on volcanic soils and at altitudes of 870 meters, this noble grape variety thrives. A wonderful pleasure. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Lemon-rind, pear and green-apple aromas follow through to a full body with a round, creamy palate of ripe and dried fruit that comes across mostly tropical. Creamy texture. Really tangy." James Suckling

      "Delicious, crisp and showing a great depth of flavor, this white from the slopes of Mount Etna doles out juicy yellow apple, peach, wild herb and savory, almost salty, mineral notes. Made with Carricante and 10% Riesling, it has racy acidity, energy and captivating mineral tension before finishing on mouthwatering notes of honeyed lemon drop candy." Wine Enthusiast

      • Bibenda:
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Carricante, 10% Riesling
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months 90/10 stainless steel/barrique
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 56 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,31
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19041118 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    • "Calderara" Bianco Etna DOC 2018

      “Calderara” Bianco Etna DOC 2018

      Proud single layer Sicilian in small edition from 100% Carricante. Fine bouquet of citrus fruits and apricots. On the palate a wonderfully juicy fruit paired with good structure, balanced acidity, fine minerality and appealing length. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: au naturel
      • Expansion: 12 months 40/60 oak barrels/cement tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 22,60 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,75 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,35 g/l
      • Sulfite: 82 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19230218 · 0,75 l · 27,60 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      20,70 €
    • Metodo Classico Carricante Sicilia DOC 2017 Brut

      Metodo Classico Carricante Sicilia DOC 2017 Brut

      Planetas Metodo Classico is an elegant brood and pure Carricante. Stimulating bouquet of yeast notes, freshly baked bread with sesame crust and fresh bright fruit, shows wonderful clarity on the palate and a fine nuance of butter, well structured and long. The perfect companion for brunch or a midnight buffet. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2016 vintage received the following awards:

      • Robert Parker:92+ points
      • Wine Enthusiast:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Development: Metodo Classico/bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,07 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,51 g/l
      • Sulfite: 55 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,31
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19041517 · 0,75 l · 29,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      21,90 €
    • "Le Vigne Niche Calderara Sottana" Bianco Etna DOC 2018 (BIO)

      “Le Vigne Niche Calderara Sottana” Bianco Etna DOC 2018 (BIO)

      Fantastic Etnakreszenz of up to 60 years old vines from small single vineyard with wonderfully balanced iodine and citrus aromas. Softly flowing on the palate, deep in the taste, the fine acidity and delicate wood note well integrated into the overall concept. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Carricante
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 10 months barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 21,80 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,60 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 93 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Food Recommendations: fish dishes
      • Eco-Control-No.: IT-BIO-008
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      19170418 · 0,75 l · 34,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      25,90 €
    Things to know aboutcarricante 

    This autochthonous white grape variety from Sicily is now a rarity, as there were only 205 hectares left in the last statistics in 2010. However, since some larger companies such as Tenuta delle Terre Nere, Tasca d'Almerita, Planeta, Cusumano, Graci or Benanti have invested a lot in the last few years around Mount Etna, it can be assumed that some of them have again put more emphasis on this elegant, fresh variety and that the downward trend has stopped. Still, there's not much left.

    And although it is called Cattarratu in some villages on the northern side of Mount Etna, it is not related to the Catarratto Bianco grape variety, but is usually its blending partner in Etna bianco. Carricante matures quite late, is productive and glows straw yellow in the glass. Carricante is usually the main variety in Etna bianco - fresh white wines, fragrant with white flowers and aromas of oranges, grapefruit and often a little anise. Fine acidity and moderate alcohol make these white wines from Etna more sought after than quantities are available.

    The name comes supposedly from the yield court of the variety: "caricare" means "load", so you can (or better: could) load many grapes on the trailer during the harvest. The variety is cultivated almost exclusively in eastern Sicily in the province of Catania on the slopes of Mount Etna. It is authorised in the DOC wines Etna and Sicilia. There are also some small cultivated areas on the Aeolian islands, e.g. on Lipari. SUPERIORE.DE